2016: A ban on all bass landings from January to June, but a 1 bag limit for anglers
The recommendation by the EU for bass landings in 2016 have been announced today (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-6016_en.htm?subweb=343&lang=en ). In the Northern European area (containing the UK Ireland and Northern France) the proposal stated landings should be reduced from an estimated 2656 tonnes landed this year to 1449 tonnes in 2016 (a 46% reduction). It proposed this […]
Update: New bass landing restrictions, plus campaigning for our bass makes a difference.
Further regulations to limit total amount of bass per month that each commercial vessel can land were recently announced by the EU (see here). It also seems, that with your help, the commercial fishing sector have failed to get the proposed increase to a 42cm minimum conservation reference size (MCRS) watered down to 40cm (saveourseebass.org). […]
Saveourseabass.org: A New bass Campaigning Site Needs Your Help!
BASS has a new offshoot web site! http://www.saveourseabass.org As the “save our sea bass” title suggests it is focused purely on campaigning. It aims to encourage and enable people to get their voices heard in the right places and say the things most needed to help save our bass. It will get our message more […]
New EU bass measures in danger of being watered down!
Like buses, you wait ages for one bass conservation measure and then two come at once! The big news this week is that, following close on the heels of the EU Commission’s proposal for Vessel Catch Limits, the EU Commission has issued a proposal to increase the bass Minimum Conservation Reference Size (previously known as […]
BASS Press Release: Sea Bass – Don’t let the EU off the Hook
Information from the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society (BASS) 11 November 2014 – For Immediate Release Sea Bass – Don’t Let the EU Off The Hook For years, the EU and Fisheries Ministers have succumbed to pressure from commercial fishing lobbyists and set catch limits far in excess of what the scientists said was sustainable. The […]